Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Budget-Friendly Boho Inspired Finds to Update Any Room

I'd be a liar if I said I don't crave Spring right now.  Once I packed up all of the cold weather / Valentine decorations,  I was more than ready for a simple, clean, fresh start.
I just finished up some wallpaper in the Family Room.  It's very Scandinavian of me ;)  I'm in love with the way this transformed the family room.  It went from just, "meh" to "WOW!"   I used Beacon House's Scandinavian Block Print Tulip in blue.  Now, this wallpaper is not pre-pasted, so I knew it would be a witch to hang, just like my foyer ceiling was.  But the quality is fabulous.  I've had cheap paper tear and stretch when hanging it up, but this is sturdy and thick.  I covered only the wall around the fireplace and it's just what we needed to carry the blue from the kitchen cabinets through, since both are visible at the same time.

Here's the view from the family room into the breakfast nook...the blue now floooows right in.

This new look has me craving some Boho style in our family room.  This should be easy, given that I never jumped on the "shiplap wagon."  (Don't knock me yet!)  I adore it in other people's houses, I think it is a great way to add character to a blank wall.  I actually ordered some shiplap wallpaper for an upcoming room project, so there.  Real shiplap just clearly doesn't go with our cookie-cutter-colonial.  Lucky for me, I can't commit to any color and all of our furniture is basically neutral as well.  This room can use some updated pieces, so I went to my regular source for everything:  Amazon!!  

Adding this Boho, or Modern Boho look is an easy update for a tired room like we had.  Mixing textures is the key here.  Some navy blue, woven wool, leather, natural elements, and pops of gold work well together.

I love this Moroccan leather pouf, it doesn't come filled though so I guess plastic grocery bags it is...  But this Faux Fiddle Leaf tree is in my cart.  I kill every plant I own.  (It's a wonder my family has fared well thus far).  Since everybody's doing the Fiddle Leaf thing, I can participate now and not regret causing the death of a lovely plant while preserving my budget.  This is a steal people.



Just the sheer fact that when I was a kid my mom had a macrame wall hanging on the sun porch and woven plant hangers is reason enough for my nostalgic side to order these guys.  

Need any of these to remedy your space?  Click an image to go directly to the affiliate link on Amazon.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Chalkboard Sign Giveaway

Happy Sunday Loves!

Today, this is short and sweet.  I just want to share the Chalkboard Sign I made for my 5 year Blogiversary.  For one follower, it's yours!

I love this saying and feel like it serves as a great reminder to everyone in the home!

This was so easy to make.  Now,  I'm not talking anybody into using Chalk Couture, nor am I compensated in any way for sharing this, I just use it and love it.  I made this distressed-look sign using Chalk Couture products and a perfectly vintage store-bought frame.

It was seriously 3 steps and it was finished!  Chalk Couture is removable but I clear coated this one to make it permanent.  

(Some screen shots of the steps)

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1.  Subscribe to Cure4Decor
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2.  Follow me on Instagram
(Link to my IG is at the right under "Let's Connect"
click the camera icon to be directed to IG)  That's it!

Enter through Sunday, March 4th.  The random drawing winner will be announced March 5th via Instagram and here on the blog.  The winner will also be notified via email and all shipping and handling costs are covered, so it really is free, enter today!!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

How to Make New Galvanized Metal Look Old: DIY "Rusty" Olive Baskets

This post contains affiliate links.
 Call me late in the game, but I just picked up a pair of these olive buckets to flank the front door.  I know, I know...but I'm a discount shopper and refused to pay big money for something like this.

Ballard Designs  $129.00 ??? Nope, sorry.

Amazon to the rescue...
I found these baskets, not one, but two for way less than the price of the ones found at the elite stores.  These babies measure 14.5" X 15" X 11"  which is plenty big for my taste.   And at less than $50 bucks for the pair, I am a happy girl.

They arrived in two days and I loved the size and value, but they were far from rusty and "real" looking.  I decided to try to create some vintage vibe on these two.

Using brown matte acrylic paint and a fine paintbrush, I went over the handles and anywhere it would tend to rust on an old metal basket.

I ran the brush down the seam and across both the top and bottom rims.
It dried super quick and in 10 minutes, they looked like they have been outside for decades.

See the difference?  Left:  Rusty, Right: Not!

No Tetanus shot required!  Now where am I going to put these until I go buy the plants?!!

Thanks for stopping over...

Monday, February 12, 2018

5 Year Bloggiversary!

Happy Anniversary to me!
Cure 4 Decor  Planted and Blooming Girl is 5 years old today!  

Ok, so maybe I haven't been the most dedicated blogger in the world.  I know, I'm a slacker, but keeping it real means keeping it simple.  I try to share useful info for you guys out there, and loyal folks know I am not big on bragging.  If it's helpful, I blog it.  If I didn't do it, I won't usually share it because, really, anyone who has the funds can get a contractor to come and revamp your kitchen, swap out your corner jacuzzi tub for a claw foot, knock down walls, and change your dated granite and kitchen floor (sorry that may be my wish list).  It's pretty obvious that new construction has all the "up-to-date" finishes and, no offense, that's boring to read about, not to mention unrealistic.  I'm not interested in making myself feel bad here.  I just like to surround myself with pretty things (and experiment with tools sometimes ;) while sharing my remedies for the Cookie-Cutter-Colonial. 

So aside from getting 5 years older... what's been happening for the last five years?